June 3, 2008
Sugar is Sweet and so is "Miss Pettigrew"
Exhausted (and book-less) Saturday night after working on set all-day at a photoshoot in L.A., I ordered room service, slipped into my PJs, and settled in to watch the adaptation of Winifred Watson's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. The sets, the dialogue, the costumes, and the acting (particularly Amy Adams) were dizzyingly charming--just like the bright young things being portrayed in the film. If you're in the mood for a vintage love story (and I almost always am), Miss Pettigrew is as sweet and satisfying as that old-fashioned sugar-rimmed cocktail, the Sidecar. I can't wait to see what Amy Adams will do next and Frances McDormand and Ciaran Hinds (Amazing Grace, Persuasion, Excalibur, Prime Suspect, etc.) were reliably brilliant as always. --Kim